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Clinical research encompasses scientific investigation that is conducted with human subjects or on material of human origin such as tissues, specimens, cognitive phenomena or other data. Clinical research includes patient-oriented, community and population-based research studies.

Boston Children’s Hospital is home to the world’s largest research enterprise at a pediatric center. Our researchers, physicians and caregivers constantly strive to identify and solve clinical challenges—whether it’s devising new surgical techniques to rebuild the hearts of infants born with lethal heart defects, reducing emergency room visits for children with asthma or developing new processes to safely reduce radiation exposure among children who require frequent medical imaging.

Our innovators collaborate with each other and with clinical and business partners across the globe to translate these solutions from idea to the patient’s bedside. 

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